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Learning Disability & Forensic
NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (Currently Mon - Fri, service potentially changing to a 7 day week service)
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Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Little Plumstead Hospital, Little Plumstead, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 5EW
£21,892 - £24,157 Per Annum
Salary period
04/12/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Health Care Assistant - Enhanced Assessment and Treatment Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.


The Enhanced Assessment and Treatment team provide intensive support to adults with learning disabilities who are presenting challenging behaviour and / or mental health problems in the community to prevent, where possible, admission to hospital. The service also supports individuals in the community who have a forensic history and the aim is to help prevent re-offending and returning to secure services. The team will work closely with individuals to assess risk and provide appropriate treatment to their needs.

The team will act as a gateway to the inpatient assessment and treatment service and work in close liaison with inpatient services to facilitate appropriate admission and timely discharge from services. The team currently provide a 9am to 5pm service Monday to Friday (this potentially will change to a 7 day week service) and will work with the service user in a variety of health and social care settings. The post holder may be required to work within 24 hour shift patterns to support the role in agreement with the Team Leader.

This post involves working both within our assessment and treatment inpatient service for adults with intellectual disabilities (Astley Court) and our enhanced assessment and treatment service within the community.

Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, childcare savings, a free Counseling Service, Occupational Health Services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.


Trust IDMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

James Ruthen
Job title
Clinical Team Leader
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Telephone number
01603 711148
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